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Summer Guide: Entertainment Highlights

Community bands, experimental theater, strawberry festivals, and historic homes and gardens are just a few of the entertaining — and enlightening — activities to be enjoyed throughout the Upper Valley this summer.

A preview of the summer’s entertainment smorgasbord follows in the calendar below. But capturing each and every event at this early stage of the season is nearly an impossible task. More concerts, plays, films and festivals are sure to pop up as summer progresses.

Music

June 25

Indigo Girls in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. The Grammy-winning duo from Georgia. $29.50-$55. 603-448-0400.

June 27

Interplay Jazz All-Stars in Woodstock: Noon-1 p.m., Village Green. Sponsored by TD Bank for Pentangle Arts brown bag concert series. Donations. 802-457-3981.

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge: Four-day festival begins at 3 p.m. today and continues through June 30 at 1 Fairground Road. Daily hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Camping facilities available, including showers, and water and electric hook-ups. $10-$100. 802-380-4106. Visit www.jennybrookbluegrass.com for details.

Debo Band in Hanover: 5 p.m., Dartmouth College Green. Ethiopian-American ensemble offers a mix of funk, soul and jazz. Rain location is Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center. Supported by Office of the Provost. Free. 603-646-2422.

Upper Valley Community Band in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Colburn Park, downtown. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation. Free. 603-448-5121.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. World-famous jazz ensemble celebrates the musical heritage of New Orleans. $37.50-$75. 603-448-0400.

June 28

Ghostrider in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets for a performance of early popular music. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

Westmoreland Town Band in Charlestown: 6:30-8 p.m., Senior Center, 223 Old Springfield Road. Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of free music. Indoor event in case of rain. 603-826-5987.

June 29

Boston Civic Orchestra in New London: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College, Main Street. Classical music with more than 70 musicians under the direction of Max Hobart. Sponsored by Summer Music Associates. $5 or $25. 603-526-8234.

June 30

Colin Brookes Duo in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Classical selections for viola and piano. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

Upper Valley Community Band in Newport: 6 p.m., Bandstand on town common, Main Street. Sponsored by Newport Chamber of Commerce. Free. 603-863-1510.

Slaid Cleaves in Haverhill: 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, 75 Court St. A folk singer with a novelist’s skill for storytelling. $20. 603-989-5500.

July 1

“The British Are Coming!” in New London: 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. Playhouse summer interns sing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the big British musicals. $25. 603-526-6710.

July 3

Carter Glass Band in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Acoustic rock ‘n’ roll. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

July 4

Patriotic Sing-Along in Enfield: 11 a.m., Mary Keane Chapel, 447 Route 4A. George and Donna Butler lead an annual Independence Dance sing-along. Bring flags to wave. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Followed by a pie sale. Free. 603-632-1130.

July 5

Upper Valley Community Band in Bradford, Vt.: 7-8:30 p.m., Bradford Academy, 172 N. Main St. Traditional show tunes, jazz and patriotic marches. BYO chairs or blankets. Rain location is the auditorium. Sponsored by Bradford Historical Society. Free. 802-222-4423.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra in South Pomfret: 7:30 p.m., Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road. Broadway star Sara Jean Ford sings American classics. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for BYO picnicking. Evening ends with the 1812 Overture and fireworks. Advance tickets are $31 for adults, children free. At the gate, tickets are $36 for adults, $12 for children. 802-985-2507.

Kearsarge Community Band in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

July 6

Masters of the Country Blues in Haverhill: 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, 75 Court St. A musical journey through the blues of Miss-issippi includes both music and discussion. $15. 603-989-5500.

July 7

North Country Chamber Players in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

Village Harmony in Strafford: 7:30 p.m., Town House, Route 132. World music choral concert. $5 or $10. 802-426-3210.

July 9

Upper Valley Community Band in Canaan: 7 p.m., Gazebo on the town common, Route 4. Sponsored by Canaan Lions Club. 603-523-4407.

July 10

Carmen Magro in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

July 11

Thursdays in the Park in Lebanon: Noon-1 p.m., and 7-8:15 p.m., Colburn Park, downtown. Lebanon Parks and Recreation offers a variety of free performances each Thursday through Aug. 22. 603-448-5121.

Chad Hollister in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of pop rock music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

Kenneth Overton in New London: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Main Street. Baritone vocal performance features American art songs, arias, spirituals and musical theater. Sponsored by Summer Music Associates. $5 or $25. 603-526-8234.

July 12

Granite State Stompers in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets for a performance of Dixieland jazz. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

Dick Ellis and the South Royalton Town Band in Woodstock: 7 p.m., Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm St. An ice cream social is included with an outdoor concert on the back lawn of the history center. Bring chairs or blankets. Concert will be postponed if it rains. Admission by donation. 802-457-1822.

July 13

Doug Perkins Trio in Woodstock: 7-9 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Acoustic swing and bluegrass music. Free. 802-457-3500.

July 14

Vocal and Piano Concert in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Program features soprano Julie Wyman, tenor Peter Furlong and pianist Lloyd Arriola. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

July 15

Sing-Along With Steve Blunt in Meriden: 6-7 p.m., Meriden Library, 22 Bean Road. Rain location is Plainfield Elementary School, 92 Bonner Road. Free. 603-469-3252.

Upper Valley Community Band in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Colburn Park, downtown. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation. Free. 603-448-5121.

July 17

Craig Bickhardt in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

July 18

Hop Season Preview in Hanover: 5:30 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Preview of the 2013-14 season includes door prizes and behind-the-scenes tours. Free. 603-646-2422.

Heather Maloney in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of folk and pop music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

July 19

Hopkinton Town Band in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra in Hanover: 7 and 9:30 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. “No Place to Go” is a musical ode to the unemployed. $25. 603-646-2422.

July 21

Inca Son in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Program features music of the Andes. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

Upper Valley Community Band in Barnard: 4 p.m., Barnard Central School, Route 12. Sponsored by Barnard Recreation. Free. 802-234-4035.

July 22

“Yes, We Take Requests!” in New London: 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. Playhouse summer interns sing revues based on audience requests. $25. 603-526-6710.

July 24

Yankee Brass Band in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

July 25

Tom Groleau in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of acoustic rock music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

Sattuma Folk Concert in Norwich: 7 p.m., Congregational Church, 15 Church St. Finnish and Russian folk music with a four-person family band. $5-$15. 802-333-9004.

July 26

Upper Valley Community Band in Enfield: 7 p.m., Huse Park, Route 4. Sponsored by Mascoma Lioness Club. Free. 603-632-7767.

Chamber Music in New London: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Main Street. Program features three Brahms violin sonatas with pianist Lura Johnson and violinist Jonathan Carney. Sponsored by Summer Music Associates. $5 or $25. 603-526-8234.

July 28

Heliand Consort in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Classical, romantic and modern favorites for woodwinds and piano. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

Village Harmony in Norwich: 7:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, Main Street. World music choral concert. $5 or $10. 802-333-3531.

July 29

Upper Valley Community Band in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Colburn Park, downtown. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation. Free. 603-448-5121.

August 1

John Lackard in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of blues music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 2

Yvonne and the Reverbs in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Country and western music. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 3

Bassette Quartet in Woodstock: 7-9 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Free. 802-457-3500.

August 4

Chamber Music in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. French and Latin American music for cello and piano. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

August 7

Don & Jenn in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Evening of jazz and folk music is sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 8

Gumbo Loco in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of folk music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

Camerata New England in New London: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Main Street. Classical music with an octet of four violins, two violas and two cellos. Sponsored by Summer Music Associates. $5 or $25. 603-526-8234.

August 9

“The Moonlighters” in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of big band music. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

Village Harmony in Hanover: 7 p.m., Church of Christ at Dartmouth, 40 College St. World music choral concert. $5 or $10. 802-785-4639.

Vladimir Feltsman in Hanover: 8 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Classical music with a world-class pianist from the former Soviet Russia. $17-$30. 603-646-2422.

August 11

The Fischer and The Jennings Duos in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Eight-hand doubles duos features works by Beethoven, Britten and Dvorak. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

August 12

“Interns Choice” in New London: 7:30 p.m., New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main St. Playhouse summer interns present a farewell musical revue. $25. 603-526-6710.

August 14

Brady and the Electric Only Child Experience in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Original folk and rock music is Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 15

Danielle Miraglia in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Evening of original blues and soul music sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 16

Fountain Square Ramblers in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets for New Orleans-style jazz. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

August 17

Vermont Jazz Ensemble in New London: 7:30 p.m., Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College, Main Street. Program features standards of the Big Band era. Sponsored by Summer Music Associates. $5 or $25. 603-526-8234.

Steve Hunt Jazz Quartet in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

August 20

Village Harmony in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Route 113. World music choral concert. $5 or $10. 802-426-3210.

August 21

Dan Walker in White River Junction: 6:30 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Country folk music is sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 22

East Bay Jazz Ensemble in Quechee: 6:30 p.m., on the green, 70 Village Green. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.

August 23

Kearsarge Community Band in New London: 6:30 p.m., Haddad Bandstand, on the common. BYO picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Free. Sponsored by Steve Mendelson Trust. 603-865-5010.

August 30

Manran in Haverhill: 8 p.m., Alumni Hall, 75 Court St. Contemporary and traditional Celtic music with an internationally recognized band. $20. 603-989-5500.

Theater and Dance

June 26

Il Trovatore in Hanover: 6:30 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. High-definition broadcast of a live production by the Metropolitan Opera. $15. 603-646-2422.

June 27

The Audience in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. High-definition video broadcast of a live theatrical production starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with prime ministers over a 60-year period. $23. 603-646-2422.

June 29

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Hanover: 8 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. All-male dance troupe combines their love of ballet with comedy and technical prowess. Performance repeats on June 30 at 7 p.m. $17-$50. 603-646-2422.

July 3

Vox Barter in Hanover: 8 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, 6 E. Wheelock St. Dartmouth College students and alumni offer an evening of cabaret-inspired performances. Free. 603-646-2422.

July 4

Beauty and the Beast in Randolph: 7 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. More than 120 young people from throughout the Upper Valley present a musical production appropriate for all ages. $12.75 or $19.25. Performance repeats at 7 p.m. on July 5 and 6; 2 p.m. on July 7. 802-728-6464.

July 5

By So Falling in Hanover: 6 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Dartmouth College students and alumni present a drama about spiritual growth through transcendentalism, yoga and UFO encounters. Free. 603-646-2422.

Jimmy Carter’s Table in Hanover: 8 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. An ensemble performance explores American culture circa 1979. Free. 603-646-2422.

July 6

Oneida in Hanover: 3 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A new musical about the leaders of the legendary Oneida community. Free. 603-646-2422.

Civilians in Gettysburg in South Woodstock: 3-4 p.m., Green Mountain Perkins Academy, 32 Academy Circle. Living history presentation with Lew and Ginny Gage is based on the 1863 diaries of Gettysburg civilians. Free. 802-457-3251.

Strange Bare Facts in Hanover: 6 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A play about war and health care 100 years ago and today. Free. 603-646-2422.

Judge[ment(al)] in Hanover: 8 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A solo comedy sketch examines one woman’s addiction to judging others. Free. 603-646-2422.

July 9

Dancing in the Park in Lebanon: Noon-1 p.m., Colburn Park, downtown. Look for new dance moves from the students from Creative Movement School of Dance each Tuesday through Aug. 20. Free. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation and Parks. 603-448-5121.

July 10

Armida in Hanover: 6:30 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. High-definition broadcast of a live production by the Metropolitan Opera. $15. 603-646-2422.

July 12

The Sound of Music in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A musical production with North Country Community Theater. $19.50. Performance continues through July 20. Visit www.ncct.org for details. 603-448-0400.

July 17

La Traviata in Hanover: 6:30 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College. Live, high-definition video broadcast of a Metropolitan Opera stars Natalie Dessay and Matthew Polenzani. $15. 603-646-2422.

July 24

Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Hanover: 6:30 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. High-definition broadcast of a live production by the Metropolitan Opera stars tenor Juan Diego Florez. $15. 603-646-2422.

July 26-28

Frost and Dodd Student Play Festival in Hanover: Dartmouth College students present staged readings and full productions in Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Admission is $4 per show. 603-646-2422.

In order of appearance: Staged readings of Thaw and Our Fathers, July 26, 8 p.m. Full production of Little Lights, July 27, 8 p.m. The two staged readings followed by the full production, July 28, 7 p.m.

July 31

Turandot in Hanover: Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. High-definition broadcast of a live production of the Metropolitan Opera. $15. 603-646-2422.

August 3

Another Medea in Hanover: 5 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A minimalist monodrama explores an actor’s journey from the New York stage to a prison cell. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

Really, Really, Really, Really, Really in Hanover: 8 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Drama centers on a mother and a girlfriend left to sort through the legacy of a deceased conceptual artist. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

South Pacific in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A musical production with Opera North. $32-$88. Performance repeats through Aug. 17. Visit www.operanorth.org for details. 603-448-0400.

August 6

Lucia di Lammermoor in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A musical production with Opera North. $32-$88. Performance repeats through Aug. 16. Visit www.operanorth.org for details. 603-448-0400.

August 7

Little Women in Lebanon: 2 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A young artist matinee presented by Opera North. $5 or $25. Performance repeats at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11. Visit www.operanorth.org for details. 603-448-0400.

August 10

Urban Renewal in Hanover: 5 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A one-man multimedia performance about perception, public policy and the buildings we live in. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

Sunrise in Hanover: 8 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. An exploration of love, art and class prejudice in Israel. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

August 17

Ghost Supper in Hanover: 5 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. A funny and passionate tale about one woman’s attempts to dine with her demons. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

Bacha Bazi in Hanover: 8 p.m., Bentley Theater at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Drama explores an ancient Afghan tradition in which young boys perform for wealthy warlords. A New York Theatre Workshop work-in-progress. $9 or $13. 603-646-2422.

August 25

Sanctuary, A Bird Masque in Cornish: 2 p.m., Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Route 12A. A poetic drama with dance and music. Free with admission of $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

Fairs and
Festivals

June 28-29

Old Timers Fair in Hanover Center: 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, on the old parade ground. Live music on Friday night with Gary Hubbard, Upper Valley Chords and the Mill Gang. Parade, ox pull, auction, games, arts and crafts, book sale and chicken barbecue on Saturday. Free admission. Benefits First Congregational Church. 603-643-2618.

June 30

Strawberry Festival in East Thetford: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cedar Circle Farm, 225 Pavilion Road. Live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and organic food concessions are included in this annual celebration. Promoted as a “green” event, admission is free for people who walk or bike to the farm, $5 to park a car. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own place settings and utensils to cut down on the use of paper products. 802-785-4737.

July 4

Pancakes, Parade and Ice Cream in Plainfield: Start the holiday with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, from 7:30-9 a.m., at Community Baptist Church, 1094 Route 12A. Admission is by donation. At 11:30 a.m., after the parade, gather in the field at Smith’s Auction Gallery, 1064 Route 12A, for ice cream sundaes with a variety of toppings. $4. 603-298-8913.

Independence Day in Lebanon: Begin the day with sweet or savory pies from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lebanon, admission is $5 or $10. Proceeds benefit both the senior center and International Rotary efforts to eradicate polio from just three remaining countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

A dirt road race along Mascoma River begins at Colburn Park at 10 a.m. with a choice of a one-mile or 6.2-mile run. Registration is $10-$25, with early-bird discounts for runners who register through June 28.

Lunch with American Legion Post 22 begins in the park at 11:30 a.m. Live music with The Last Resort begins at noon, followed by Spare Parts, Upper Valley Community Band, and Josh Panda and the Hot Damned throughout the day.

The evening ends with fireworks at Storrs Hill Ski Area.

Visit www.recreation.lebnh.net for details. Rain date for fireworks is July 5.

Parade and Barbecue in Orford and Fairlee: The interstate festivities begin with a “Roaring Twenties” parade that crosses the Connecticut River from Orford into Fairlee at around 10 a.m. A flea market and community barbecue takes place around the Fairlee green later in the day. Free admission.

Old Vermont 4th of July at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 69 Old River Road. Special events include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, spelling bees, historic debates, an egg toss, wagon rides and making of 1890 flags. Free with admission of $3-$12, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.

Old Home Day in Hartland: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Recreation Center, Route 12. Food, fun, antique tractor pull and live music. Parade at 11 a.m. Fireworks at dusk. “The Moonlighters” Big Band, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 802-436-2790.

Pets and People Parade in Hanover: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown. Hanover begins its Independence Day celebration with a parade for both people and pets. After the parade, there’s a pie eating contest, pony rides, live music and food. Free. Sponsored by Hanover Parks and Recreation. 603-643-5315.

Ice Skating and Music in Woodstock: Festivities at Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, begin at 5 p.m. with games and a community cookout offering hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, drinks, and desserts. Live music with The Buskers at 6 p.m. Flag ceremony at 7:45 p.m. Ice skating at Union Arena, 80 Amsden Way, begins at 5:30 p.m. The evening concludes with fireworks. Free. 802-457-2355.

Fireworks Festival in Hartford: 6-11 p.m., Kilowatt South Park, 61 Passumpsic Ave. Live performances, music, food, drink, activities, games and fireworks. Free. Sponsored by Hartford Parks and Recreation. 802-295-5036.

Music and Barbecue in Claremont: 6 p.m., Monadnock Park, Broad Street. Dan Walker provides musical entertainment, while town athletic associations light up the grills. Fireworks at dusk. Sponsored by Claremont Parks and Recreation. 603-542-7019.

July 5

Railroad Days in Woodsville: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Railroad Park, Route 302. A celebration of local railroad history includes themed train rides, discussion with historians, live music and a model railroad exhibit. Admission is free. Train ride tickets are $10 or $16. Sponsored by Woodsville/Wells River Rotary Club. 802-757-2256.

Strawberry Festival in Bradford, Vt.: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 130 N. Main St. Annual celebration of the first fruit of summer includes music with Upper Valley Community Band at 7 p.m. Free admission. Sponsored by Masonic Lodge/Eastern Star. 802-222-4423.

July 6

Arts on the Green in New London: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., town green, Main Street. Show and sale features the work of more than 30 juried artists. Free admission. Sponsored by Center for the Arts. 603-526-4444.

While you’re in New London, stop by Hannaford, 295 Newport Road, and drop off a food donation to help stuff a police cruiser with nonperishable food for the Kearsarge Lake Sunapee food pantry. The goal is to fill the cruiser with food donations as many times as possible from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 603-526-2154.

July 11-14

Annual Norwich Fair: On the green, Main Street. The Lions Club annual fair offers midway rides and games, craft exhibits, and more. Dates, times and special events are as follows: July 11, 6-10 p.m., the fair opens. July 12, 5-10 p.m., with a community pig roast at 5 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., with a VINS raptor program at 3 p.m. and fireworks in the evening. July 14, noon-5 p.m., with a meadow muffin game at 4 p.m. Admission is free. 802-649-1614.

July 18-21

Connecticut Valley Parade and Fair in Bradford,Vt.: Parade through downtown begins the weekend on Thursday at 6 p.m., followed by midway rides, animal exhibits, live music, lawn mower races and more at the fairgrounds on Route 5. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. July 19-21; midway opens at noon. Visit www.bradfordfair.org for a schedule of events and admission fees.

July 19-20

Cracker Barrel Bazaar in Newbury, Vt.: Two-day festival begins with a chicken pie supper, at 4:30 p.m., and a fiddlers contest, at 7 p.m., on July 19. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 20, there’s live music, a craft fair, sheep herding demonstrations, boat rides on the Connecticut River, clowns, comedy with Valley Improv and more. A DJ dance takes place from 7-11 p.m. All events take place near the town common on Route 5. Admission is free. Visit www.crackerbarrelbazaar.org for details.

July 20

Antique and Artisans Fair in Randolph: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the park at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St. Antiques, crafts, food and more. Free admission. 802-728-2238.

July 24-28

North Haverhill Fair: Fairgrounds on Route 10. Tractor pulls, livestock exhibits, a lumberjack competition and vendor demonstrations are included in the cost of admission to the annual agricultural fair. Rising country and western singer Kristen Kelly performs on Friday night, with Greg Bates taking the stage on Saturday night. Both concerts are included with general admission of $10, under 12 free. Passes for all five days are $40. Seniors get in for $5 on July 25. Parking is free. Visit www.nohaverhillfair.com for details.

July 26-28

Bookstock in Woodstock: Three-day literary festival in downtown Woodstock includes a book art exhibit, workshops on writing and publishing, a book sale, and a screening of Jay Craven’s new film, Northern Borders, which is based on a novel by Frank Mosher. Free. Visit www.bookstockvt.org for details. 802-457-2996.

July 27

Antique Show and Sale in New London: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., town green, Main Street. Show with more than 50 dealers includes music with the Exit 13 Tuba Quartet, lunch and floral arrangements by the New London Garden Club and appraisals from 10 a.m.-noon, $5 per item or $10 for three items, with a limit of three items per person. Admission is free. 603-526-9211.

August 2-4

Old Home Days in Canaan: Three-day fair begins Friday at 5 p.m. with a lobster and chicken barbecue on the town green on Route 4. Saturday events include a parade, horseshoe tournament and soap box derby. Sunday events include a softball tournament, magic show and children’s tractor pull. Free admission. For details, call 603-523-7712.

August 3

Field Day and 5K Race in Wilder: 9:30-11 a.m., Kilowatt Park North, 321 Gillette Street. Third annual fun-run is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Field day activities include a tug-of-war, watermelon races and sack races. Free. Sponsored by Hartford Parks and Recreation. 802-295-5036.

August 3-11

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in Newbury, N.H.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103. Browsing the wares of master craftsmen includes live music, demonstrations, workshops and exhibits. Admission is $8 or $10, children free. The fair continues through Aug. 11. 617-512-3617.

August 10

Welcome Abenaki Day in White River Junction: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. A celebration of the original inhabitants of Hartford includes traditional crafts, storytelling, wild meat barbecue and guest speakers from area tribes. Sponsored by the Hartford Historical Society, events take place on the site of a historic Abenaki canoe village. Free. 802-295-2713.

August 16-18

Cornish Fair: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Fairgrounds on Town House Road. This annual agricultural fair is now in its 64th year. Midway rides and games, livestock exhibits, food concessions, a flea market and a parade are just some of the activities to be enjoyed. Admission is $8, children under 12 free. Ride bracelets for $20 can be used from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. on Friday or Sunday. Visit www.cornishfair.org for details.

August 25

Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair in Quechee: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Quechee Polo Field, Deweys Mill Road. A day of sheep dogs, pipe bands, dance competitions, live music, athletics and children’s games. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. $10 or $15, under 5 free. 802-295-5351. Visit www.quecheescottishfestival.com for a complete schedule of events.

August 29

Dance Festival in Lebanon: 6-9 a.m., pedestrian mall, downtown. The third annual Dancefest offers live music and free dance lessons. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation and Parks. 603-448-5121.

Notable Films

June 23

The Lady Vanishes in Hanover: 4 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. Dartmouth Film Society offers an Alfred Hitchcock movie on the big screen at 4 p.m. in Loew Auditorium at the Visual Arts Center each Sunday through Aug. 18. Individual tickets are $8, season pass is $25. 603-646-2422.

In order of appearance, the films are: Rebecca (1938); Notorious (1946); Strangers On a Train (1951); Rear Window (1954); Vertigo (1958); Psycho (1960); The Birds (1963); Marnie (1964).

June 27

Northern Borders in Bradford, Vt.: Vermont director Jay Craven will be showing his latest movie, based on a Frank Mosher novel, throughout the Upper Valley in June and July. The first screening takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Bradford Academy Building, 172 N. Main St. Admission is $6-$12. 802-357-4616.

Additional screenings in order of appearance: June 30, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall in Chelsea, Vt. July 15, 7:30 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction. July 16, 7:30 p.m., Damon Hall, Hartland. July 19, 7:30 p.m., Thetford Academy, Thetford. July 20, 7:30 p.m., Tracy Hall, Norwich. July 28, 3 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 31 The Green, Woodstock.

July 5

Room 237 in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. Documentary explores the hidden meanings of directory Stanley Kubrick’s horror movie The Shining. $8. 603-646-2422.

July 17

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History in Hanover: 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. Screening of episode three of a seven-part documentary includes discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns. $15. 603-646-2422.

July 19

Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A portrait of the famed director’s life and art is directed by Cindy Kleine, the filmmaker’s wife. Discussion with Kleine follows the movie. $9. 603-646-2422.

July 22

Recollections of the War: Henry Houghton in Woodstock: 6:30 p.m., History Center, 26 Elm St. A documentary based on the memoir of a 19-year-old man who left his home and family in Woodstock to fight in the Civil War. The Dana House Museum Civil War room will be open for viewing. Admission is by donation. 802-457-1822.

Ongoing
Attractions

Joseph Smith Birthplace in South Royalton: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-7 p.m., 357 LDS Lane. Memorial, historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.

Lyme Center Academy Museum: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, 183 Dorchester Road. Historic school displays artifacts of Lyme history. Also open by appointment. Free. Sponsored by Lyme Historians. 603-795-2508.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish: Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Route 12A. Sculpture, gardens and tours of Aspet House. $5, under 16 free. 603-675-2175.

American Precision Museum in Windsor: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 196 Main St. Largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the U.S. $5-$8, family $20. Free on Sunday. 802-674-5781.

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities celebrate Vermont’s rural heritage $3 to $12, under 2 free; active military free through Sept. 2. 802-457-2355.

Enfield Shaker Museum: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m., 447 Route 4A. Hourly tours of the Great Stone Dwelling, Mary Keane Chapel and surrounding site. $10 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 54 Elm St. Trails, gardens and a mansion at Vermont’s only national park. Walk the grounds for free. Guided tours. $4 or $8, under 15 free. Reservations available. 802-457-3368.

Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1 Montshire Road. Interactive exhibits for all ages. “Playing With Time” through Sept. 8. $10 or $12, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.

Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 214 Justin Morrill Highway. Guided tours of Gothic Revival home, formal gardens, interpretive exhibits and walking trail. $5. 802-765-4288.

Old Constitution House in Windsor: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 16 N. Main St. Restored tavern where the Vermont constitution was signed in 1777. $2.50, under 15 free. 802-672-3772.

Nativity Exhibit in Enfield: Daily, Noon-4 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Indoor exhibit of more than 450 nativity scenes from more than 50 countries. Free. 603-632-7087.

Lockehaven 1850s School Museum in Enfield: Sundays, 2-4 p.m., Lockehaven Road and Ibey Road. Learn what school was like in the mid-19th century. Sponsored by Enfield Historical Society. Free. 603-632-4675.

Webster Cottage Museum in Hanover: Wednesday and Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 32 N. Main St. Exhibits explore the history of Hanover and Dartmouth College and the life of Daniel Webster. Free. 603-643-6529.

Enfield Center Museum: 1047 Route 4A. Open by appointment only. Admission is by donation. 603-632-7740.

CORRECTION

This article has been amended to correct an earlier error. Appraisals that will be offered at the Antique Show and Sale in New London on July 27 will cost $5 per item, or $10 for three items. An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect price.

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